Workshops/Sessions

 

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
Legislative Update: 
Presenter: Cindy Gallagher, SAANYS Director of Government Relations

Panel: Leading Equity at Every Level
Presenters: Dr. Oliver Robinson and Dr. Elizabeth Wood, Shenendehowa;
 Dr. Anael Alston, NYSED; Dr.  Marguerite Vanden Wyngaard, The College of St. Rose; Lizzette Ruiz-Giovinazzi, Wappingers CSD; Dr. Janet Warden, Carmel CSD
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Creating Equity Among Students with Technology – Apple

Presenters: Paul Vassak and Leah McConaughey, Apple;
 Robert Pontecorvo, Sewanhaka Central High School District

Keynote: Dr. Sharroky Hollie 
Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning

 

PRACTITIONER WORKSHOPS


MONDAY, OCTOBER 21
22 practitioner workshops are organized by theme into eight strands over three, 75-minute sessions.


TRUE STORIES:
The Journey Toward Equity:
 Understanding the Importance of Your School’s Story
Presenter: John Frias, Hewlett-Woodmere School District

Actions for Equity in Greece CSD
Presenters: Tasha Potter, Kellie McNair, and Jeremy Smalline, Greece CSD


The Lyons Story: Actions to Ensure
 Equity for All Students
Presenters: Dr. Joseph Fantigrossi, Jennifer DeVinney, and Donald Putnam, Lyons CSD

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ANTI-BIAS LEADERSHIP ACTIONS:

Changing the Tone of Student/Teacher/Administrator Actions to Promote Equity
Presenters: Duane Wilson, Creative Education Foundation and
 Jocelyn Tejeda, Senior EOP Counselor, Buffalo State University

Ensuring Anti-Bias Hiring Practices in Your School and District
Presenters: Dr. Oliver Robinson and Dr. Elizabeth Wood, Shenendehowa

We Didn’t Sign Up For This! Racial Advocacy and the School Leader
Presenters: Dr. Samuelle Simms, Beacon CSD and Dr. Sandra Soto, NYCDOE

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TECH-QUITY:

Twitter for All
Presenter: Andrew Marotta, Port Jervis CSD

Digitizing Equity
Presenters: Jenn Kazmark and Shannon Gillette, Union Endicott CSD

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BUILDING CULTURES WHERE EQUITY CAN THRIVE:

Creating a Trauma Sensitive School Culture
 by Building Staff Capacity for Change
Presenters: Geri Geitner and Donna Parkhurst, Fulton City School District

Four Steps to Enhance School Culture
 For All Students, Staff, and Families
Presenters: Timothy Martin and Bryan Miltenberg, Islip UFSD

Interrupting Our Biases to Build Inclusive 
and Affirming School Cultures
Presenters: Kim Cristal, West Irondequoit CSD and Tracey Savine, Penfield CSD


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DIVERSE POPULATIONS:

Equity in Salamanca’s
 Native American School
Presenters: Kristen Dudek and Gayle Pavone, Salamanca CSD

I Am Different, Not Less: Educational Equity 
for Students on the Autism Spectrum
Presenter: Sarah Trunfio, Herkimer-Fulton, Hamilton-Otsego BOCES

Equity and Creation of Safe Spaces 
for LGBTQ Students
Presenters: Imran Abbasi, Schalmont CSD

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MINDFULNESS AND POSITIVITY:

Building Mindful and Mentally Healthy School Communities
Presenter: Diane MacDonald, It Takes a Village Wellness

Focusing on Wellness to Create a 
Healthy Central Office Environment
Presenters: Bettyjean Callon and Andy Scott, Rochester City School District


Staying Positive and Refreshed to Counteract Negativity in the Workplace

Presenter: Paul Fanuele, Arlington Central School District

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INCLUSION AND SUPPORT FOR EQUITY:

Designing an Integrated Elementary Co-Teaching 
Model to Create Equity Among Young Learners
Presenters: Charity Zawatski, Victoria Day, Arleen Escudero, 
and Carrie Hartle, Gouverneur CSD

Where UDL, PBL, and Inclusion Intersect
 for Equitable Learning

Presenters: Heidi McCarthy and Ellen Moskowitz, Chappaqua CSD

Multi-Tier System of Support (MTSS) 
for Student Behavioral Health

Presenters: Karrie LaMacchia and Danielle Nahorney, Baldwinsville

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CONNECTING WITH TODAY’S STUDENTS:

The Art of Understanding Our Students: Resources to Build Capacity of Staff
Presenters: Kristen Lennon-McMahan and Ron Agostinoni, Shenendehowa

Diversity Ambassadors: Racial Awareness 
Through Student-Led Conversations
Presenter: Casey VanHarssel, East Rochester UFSD
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OTHER MONDAY SESSIONS:

 

Keynote Follow-up Session with Sharroky Hollie

Legal Update with Art Scheuermann, SAANYS General Counsel

7 Things You Need to Know About Your Finances in 70 Minutes

Want to know what the most important areas that need to be addressed when completing a Financial Plan are, but don’t want to sit through multiple workshops to get all of the information?  If so, this presentation is for you.  We will go over the 7 most important things that you need to know in properly putting together a comprehensive Financial Plan.  Topics will include how to protect and maximize your NYS Pension, the impact of taxes on your retirement, and what steps you need to take today to put all of this into action.  This will be a rapid-fire, highly informational session, with time for questions built in.  When it comes to Financial Planning, nobody plans to fail.  But they do fail to plan.  Don’t let that be you!

Presenter: Gregory Ronneburger, AXA

 

*Workshops subject to change.